A24 Unveils ‘The Green Knight’ Fantasy RPG Game, But Still No Release Date

So what’s going on with David Lowery’s The Green Knight? Uhhh, your guess is as good as mine. The A24 release, which stars Dev Patel in a new take on the Arthurian legend of Sir Gawain, was an unfortunate victim of the COVID-19 pandemic.  With the original May release pulled, and no new date in sight, A24 has gone in a different route to keep the film in our thoughts: a tabletop RPG game.

In the new trailer for Green Knight, we see the unveiling of The Green Knight: A Fantasy Role-Playing Game. Clearly inspired by Dungeons & Dragons, it looks like the perfect way to lure in some of the nerds I know who are seriously into the Knights of the Round Table.

Here’s a description: “From the hallowed halls of Camelot to the mysterious wilds of the fabled Green Chapel, embark on a mythical journey across Arthurian lands in search of the Green Knight. Prepare to face highwaymen, ghostly damsels, mystical creatures and more. Your quest begins with the Game Master’s Guide, Map of the Realm, 5 Character Sheets, and a 20-sided die. With Honor at stake, will you rise to meet the challenge?”

A24 doesn’t throw around blockbuster dollars, so they’re always finding unique ways to promote their films. Considering the success of Midsommar, Uncut Gems, and The Witch, all of which had some nifty promo campaigns (Bear in a Cage!!!), here’s hoping the Markting dept. gurus are getting a raise.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.